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By Edgar J. Steele
8th November, 2004
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"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity and incumbency."
   --George W. Bush, June 14, 2001, speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live television camera was still rolling

"You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays, everybody's crazy."
   -- Charles Manson, serial killer and one-time cult leader

I'm glad that Kerry lost.  However, I am horrified that Bush won.  Or did he?

We get the government we deserve, it is said.  What, exactly, did I do to deserve this?  And I'm a conservative, too.  Imagine how the liberals must feel.

For every person I know who voted for Bush, I know four who voted for Kerry or a third-party candidate, not to mention another six who didn't vote at all!  But, then, I run in some unusual circles.  Even so...

The Zogby Polls, which usually are pretty accurate, had Kerry winning a clear majority, not just a plurality, and sweeping the Electoral College.  Exit polls, which are even more accurate, had Kerry winning going away, especially in the key "Battleground States" of Ohio and Florida, both of which inexplicably ended up in Bush's column at the end.  I noticed that, for once, none of the network anchors really discussed either type of poll, though CNN has been accused of jiggering its report of exit poll results.  In an excuse switch reminiscent of Iraq being blamed for possessing weapons of mass destruction, suddenly the blame for the voting-booth conversion to Bush is being placed upon the desire of the common man to stamp out homosexual marriage.  As comedienne Judy Tenuta likes to say: "It could happen!"  Yeah...right.

Dick Morris, ex Clinton political consultant, wrote an article for The Hill, read by a great many Washington insiders, in which he said, "This was no mere mistake.  Exit polls cannot be as wrong across the board as they were on election night."

Yes, I called for Bush's ouster well over a year ago (IMPEACH BUSH NOW and Bush Must Go!), but I'm still pretty much a conservative.  Aside from the lunatic-fringe Christian fundamentalist/dispensationalists, many conservatives started talking about Bush that way at about the same time.  That's just paleoconservatives, however; we who predate neoconservatives, those who are but old liberal whine in new battles.  That's why you should listen to my ilk more closely than the liberals who just upped their intake of Prozac, alcohol and a variety of other reality-altering substances.  They would be railing against anything Republican or conservative just now.  People like myself are a different matter altogether.  And there are a lot of us.  Which is why Bush's victory quite simply does not pass the smell test.

It seems clear to me that Bush didn't win fairly.  I think Kerry actually won the election and allowed Bush to steal it.  In retrospect, it appears to me that Al Gore did the same thing, albeit less abjectly than did Kerry.  But, this time Bush got caught with his hand in the ballot box.  I've just had a heel-of-the-hand-forehead-thumping "aha" experience.  How could I, of all people, have missed something so obvious?  

Yes, I have noted rampant vote fraud in the past and expected it this time, as well.  I have witnessed it first hand at the local level.  I have read many credible reports from others at all levels, concerning past vote fraud.  Yet, I did not believe it was so blatant...so massive as what obviously just occurred.  How could I possibly expect others to see it now if I didn't see it coming?  How could I be so...dumb?  

Now comes the hard part:  How do we make clear that free elections in America were a thing of the past as long as four years ago?

It's a good thing that Kerry won't be in the Oval Office; but, another four years like we just had?  America won't make it.  On the other hand, that could turn out to be the good news, I suppose, for survivors of what America is about to become.

Bad as Kerry would have been, he would have been gridlocked by the Republican Congress.  None of that for Bush, though, who has presided over the biggest runup in deficits and most criminal war that America has ever seen.  Kerry could never have obtained the blank check for war that Congress handed to Bush - and will again.  Expect the upcoming mid-term election in 2002 to produce more of the same miraculous Republican victories and give Bush the 60-Republican Senate edge that he needs to advance any legislation without danger of Democrat filibuster.

The smell left over from Election Day is bad enough, all by itself, but there is evidence, lots of evidence, of vote fraud on a scale not seen since the heydays of Communist Russia.  Next we will see ballots with only one name appearing in each slot (given our "choice" of candidates, we essentially got there years ago, however).

How on earth did despicable Democrat Tom Daschle get beaten?  Mind you, the only Senators I would be more pleased to see go are Hillary, Feinstein and the execrable Charles Schumer, but it seems extremely unlikely that Daschle's constituents would have voted him out of office in a fair election.  Is it just coincidence that Daschle has been a particularly nettlesome thorn in George W. Bush's side for the past four years?

The problems in Ohio on election day are starkly outlined by attorney Ray Beckerman in his Basic Report from Columbus: "Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were registering "George W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL DAY LONG."  One precinct in suburban Columbus reported that nearly 4,000 votes were "accidentally" credited to Bush. Mr. Beckerman also reports that lines in predominantly-Democratic precincts were 5-10 hours in length, versus near nonexistent in Republican strongholds, for the simple reason that precincts expected to line up in the Republican column had five times as many voting machines as others.  Beckerman outlines a number of other irregularities in one of this election's two key "battleground" states, the one that gave the election to Bush, just as Florida did four years ago with a healthy assist from the US Supreme Court.  Is all of this simply coincidental in an election where the disputed votes decided the outcome?

The other key battleground state, Florida, reported similar problems:  "(S)everal dozen voters in six states - particularly Democrats in Florida - who said the wrong candidates appeared on their touch-screen machine's checkout screen...In many cases, voters said they intended to select John Kerry but when the computer asked them to verify the choice it showed them instead opting for President Bush..." (Globe and Mail, 11/3/04).  More coincidence?

But, the machines don't have to be obviously in error to be rigged.  Ronnie Dugger, in How They Could Steal the Election This Time, several months ago described the November 2004 election machinery:  "36 million (votes) will be tabulated completely inside the new paperless, direct-recording-electronic (DRE) voting systems, on which you vote directly on a touch-screen...you get no paper record of your vote...you never know, despite what the touch-screen says, whether the computer is counting your vote as you think you are casting it or, either by error or fraud, it is giving it to another candidate.  No one can tell what a computer does inside itself by looking at it; an election official 'can't watch the bits inside,' says Dr. Peter Neumann, the principal scientist at the Computer Science Laboratory of SRI International and a world authority on computer-based risks...The four major election corporations count votes with voting-system source codes (which) are kept strictly secret..."

Even if they aren't obviously in error or secretly rigged, these new machines can still have their tabulations changed, with nobody the wiser.  One of my favorite Internet columnists, Devvy Kidd, two weeks ago predicted "monstrous problems that will make Florida 2000 pale in comparison."  Quoting from the December 1996 issue of Cincinnatus News Service, a vote fraud newsletter, Devvy went on to note, "The missing link in the vote fraud investigation has been found. The November 1996 issue of Relevance Magazine reveals that two-way hidden modems are being built into the ever growing number of computerized optical scanner/direct recording voting machines in use all across the country from New England to California...these hidden modems are accessible by remote cell phone technology...these voting machines can be accessed and manipulated from a central super computer without a phone line connected to the wall, and without the local precinct workers knowing that anything is happening at all."  I wonder why Dan Rather didn't tell us about this?

Just look at all the "user login" notations in this rare audit log from Washington State's King County, where a number of voting tabulation irregularities are now under investigation.  No notation is made, of course, of what those anonymous users did, once logged into the database.  Go here for an interesting report and speculation about how and by whom the voting machines are being hacked - particularly, note the Republican connection through an attorney.

Diebold, Inc., is one of the country's biggest suppliers of paperless, touch-screen voting machines.  Diebold's CEO, Walter O'Dell, wrote a letter four months ago soliciting major-league campaign contributions for Bush, in which he said, "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."   Diebold is based in Canton, Ohio.  Coincidence?

Convinced yet?  I am.

This year apparently wasn't the first to see this new technology exploited, either.  In "The Stolen Election of 2004:  Welcome Back to Hell," Larry Chin reports on touch-screen "black-box" voting:  "The technology had a trial run in the 2002 mid-term elections.  In Georgia, serviced by new Diebold systems, a popular Democratic governor and senator were both unseated in what the media called 'amazing' upsets, with results showing vote swings of up to 16 percent from the last pre-ballot polls.  In computerized Minnesota, former Vice President Walter Mondale - a replacement for popular incumbent Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash days before the vote - was also defeated in a large last-second vote swing.  Convenient 'glitches' in Florida saw an untold number of votes intended for the Democratic candidate registering instead for Governor Jeb 'L'il Brother' Bush."  More coincidence, do you suppose?

Now pay particularly close attention to the very next sentence from Mr. Chin's article:  "A Florida Democrat who lost a similarly 'glitched' local election went to court to have the computers examined - but the case was thrown out by a judge who ruled that the innards of America's voting machines are the 'trade secrets' of the private companies who make them."  So, the legal system steps in and removes any chance of our being able to audit what these things do.  Coincidence?

And it's not just the touch-screen voting machines that are susceptible.  CommonDreams.org's Thom Hartmann notes that  "(I)n Florida's smaller counties the results from the optically scanned paper ballots - fed into a central tabulator PC and thus vulnerable to hacking - seem to have been reversed" (Evidence Mounts that the Vote was Hacked, Rense.com).  Mr. Hartman's analysis shows that Florida would have gone to Kerry, had those small-county anomalies been more consistent with actual party affiliation registration by voters.  Do you believe in coincidence?  Did all those rural Floridian Democrats really vote for Bush, do you suppose?  Florida, alone, would have changed the outcome of the election.

Also in Florida, the other key "battleground" state that was widely expected to go Kerry, the official election results of Palm Beach's (of 2000's "butterfly ballot" fame) disclosed that, while 454,427 people voted, 542,835 votes were tallied, a discrepancy of 88,000 votes.  Shortly after this oddity was picked up and reported by The Washington Dispatch, officials inexplicably "found" over 91,000 additional absentee ballots which had, somehow, already been counted, thus balancing its own tallyMore coincidence, I suppose.

Americans seem to believe that the world thinks as we do; that, somehow, Bush is viewed favorably.  He is not, as vividly demonstrated by England's Danny Dayus in his article, Don't Be American:  "According to recent opinion polls, a majority of people in the USA actually believe that most of the world favoured the re-election of George W Bush as president - this despite several surveys that suggest that support for Kerry over Bush in the wider world was something between a 2:1 and 10:1 ratio."

At left:  George W. Bush in an increasingly typical pose.  Talk about character.  Can you imagine George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy or, even, Richard Nixon ever doing this publicly?  Why is this man's obvious mental imbalance, intemperance and lack of propriety not apparent to every American?  This is precisely the image of America now held by the rest of the world.

This election was a foregone conclusion, as some noted beforehand.  Greg Palast, Harper's editor who investigated American vote fraud on behalf of the British Broadcasting System, reported on November 1 that upwards of one million votes, expected to be cast overwhelmingly for Kerry, would not be counted "(B)ecause, in important states like Ohio, Florida and New Mexico, voter names have been systematically removed from the rolls and absentee ballots have been overlooked—overwhelmingly in minority areas..."  More coincidence, of course.

Houston, we have a problem.  Many have taken me to task recently for advocating voting - just not voting for Democrats or Republicans - rather than pointedly not voting.  In view of the massive and unprecedented vote fraud that now is apparent, my attitude concerning this is undergoing revision...and I'm leaning toward not voting.  Of course, I'm having some other leanings, too - leanings that might get me put in jail, were I to share them with you.

Look - the people apparently disenfranchised this time around primarily are those with whom I generally disagree, but it is the fundamental unfairness of what has taken place that most offends me, not to mention the path down which America now treads.  If I really believed this election showed the true color of conservatism, I would join the liberals in a heartbeat and replace my "Nuke the Whales" bumper sticker with one that says "Save the Baby Seals."  

If this is what it means to be conservative today, I want to be liberal.

" I stole the election, and you can't
prove it !
" -Karl Rove

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Dems Pocket $52 Million, CNN Ignores Evidence, and Officials Stonewall...
What Vote Fraud?
  by Bev Harris, BlackBoxVoting

We saw Ukrainian presidential election coverage on CNN last night. It was surreal They were saying that in the Ukraine elections aren't transparent. 'Scuse me?

This, after CNN said they weren't interested in filming 59 orange-tagged records from Volusia, Florida showing that our elections have not been at all transparent, and are missing one-third of the key documents entirely. Psst. Don't look here. Look there.

The screen shots of the networked  (!) Volusia County GEMS server alone, along with the logs showing attempts to access it remotely, should have hit the national press.

We intereviewed poll workers. On camera. Showed them the poll tapes we were given by Volusia County. To a person, they said, with great concern, "That is NOT what we submitted to the county."

And don't forget that in Volusia, poll workers were told to bring their memory cards and poll tapes off to 'drop offs' or 'depots', and it was there that the modem-ing occurred. We have no information whatsoever on who was in those depots, or what they were doing, or what equipment was there.

Meahwhile a completely irresponsible Kerry Campaign holds on to a $52 million litigation war chest accumulated from citizen donations for that purpose. ...Continues
 
 
Thugs, Racketeers
Count American Votes


A little-known election company called Sequoia Pacific, which put the current U.S. "regime" in power four years ago, is again at the center of controversy... for the second Presidential election in a row.
 
 
 
 
Internet Abuzz with Election
Conspiracy Theories


More than two weeks after Sen. John Kerry conceded defeat and urged national unity, the Internet is still ablaze with accusations and theories about alleged voting irregularities, rigged equipment, machines that counted backward or stopped counting, and all manner of mishap from incompetence to corruption and outright fraud.

Propaganda:
Liberals, the election is over, live with it

Reality:
Group wants probe into fraud in Duluth and several states
 
 
Bush Swing Was
260,000 'Ghost'
Votes in Florida
--from eVoting Machines


A study by Prof Michael Hout and colleagues at Berkeley Univ. says that irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have swung 260,000 excess votes to George Bush in Florida.

Counties with electronic voting machines were significantly more likely to show increases in support for President Bush between 2000 and 2004 compared to counties with paper ballots.
 
 
Google Censors VoteFraud Stories

Search engine, Google is ignoring thousands of news stories which are in its news database --all about the alleged theft of the U.S. presidential election. Google : Working hard to preserve the Status Quo.
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"Those who cast
the votes decide nothing. Those
who count the
votes decide   everything"
Joe Stalin
Purple America:
No Red and Blue Lies

For Kerry supporters, the most awful sight of the night of November 2nd, 2004
was to watch a red Republican tide sweep across the election result maps on
network TV. By early next morning, America's hue seemed as bloody as it's
foreign war in Iraq. But, those maps --like the rest of Bush's "victory"--
were just an illusion. Purple America tells a different tale.
Read on

" I stole the election, and you can't
prove it !
" -Karl Rove

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     by Kathy McMahon
   Fri 26 Nov

Kerry clings to hopes
of recount victory

"Every vote will be counted, and we Democrats aren't afraid to fight to protect voters' rights," said Kerry spokesman David Wade on Tuesday. A Kerry victory in Ohio would be enough to seize the White House.

In another signal a note was posted on the campaign website yesterday that called on supporters to contribute to the Kerry-Edwards 2004 General Election Legal and Accounting Compliance Fund.


Jessee Jackson to call for election investigation

Did Dubbya rig the election?

Exit Polls Still a Puzzle



Rights group sues in Florida over election results

U.S. Election commission: Voting problems widespread

Top PACs Favored GOP Candidates by 10-1 margin

Bush 'victory" beat odds
of 4.5 BILLION to ONE




Kerry’s Kingmaker Play

Big Media's Democracy Double Standards

American Fascism

New Ohio voter tales feed floodtide of doubt about Repub election manipulation

Updated: Unexplained
Exit Poll Discrepancy: Part I

TV is our Enemy

2004 A Left Gatekeeper
Republican Conspiracy!



VoteFraud DisInfo Alerts:

Masden's BS Rumor

The CyberNet Distraction

NY Times Hypocrisy

Wash Post Lip Service

Bev Harris Vs Disinfo



Florida Officials Using Delaying Tactics to Block Recount Moves

Florida Lawsuit Cites
Evidence of Attempts
to Hack Vote Tabulator


Be a Fighting Democrat

FBI Agents Raid Dems

Bev Harris on CNN



Incredible Coincidences?

Zogby Vs. Mitofsky  Also

VoteFraud Moonshine

Kerry Campaign Slick PR?

GAO To Investigate
USA 2004 Election


VoteFraud Activists
Sue Volusia County




US Urges Ukraine Not to Release Election Results
"The United States is deeply disturbed by extensive and credible indications of fraud committed in the Ukrainian presidential election"

No Ohio Recount Until
Dec. 6th says Judge


Scoop: American Coup II

Get Ready for the Spin

Kerry defeat spawns
thoughts of conspiracy




Republican Slams
Election over Exit Polls


Cleveland OH
data weirdness


Cuyahoga ballots invalid

Whole World Is Watching!

Prof. Steven Freeman
Exit Poll Update
  Site



Widespread Election
Fraud in Cleveland?


Dean for DNC Chair?

The Ohio Recount

Hack The Vote FAQ

Year Democracy Ended

Privatizing, Monopolizing, & Politicizing Voting --The List



No Keith,
here's the reality:

If Blackwell delays the recount past Dec. 13, no argument will persuade one single Republican to risk his life by voting against Bush.

VoteFraud: You may
remove your tinfoil hat


How the Ohio election
was rigged for Bush


Recount Ohio? Go Look

We got Watergate here

Saving Your Right to Vote



Massaging the
Inconsistent Exit Polls


Democracy in Question
"Something is definitely wrong," -- John Zogby, of polling firm Zogby Intl.

Give no quarter to voter
fraud and suppression

"The catcalls are meant
to divert the people from pursuing electoral justice."

2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift"



Vote Watch 2004

2004 Election Theft

An Evidence Log of
Possible Election Fraud


LinkCrusader



Let’s Get Real
How better to commit the perfect crime than to insist it never happened?

Could one hacker
alter an entire election?


How to Hack the Vote:
the Short Version




Computers Threw
the Vote to Bush


Stolen election of 2004: Welcome back to Hell

Exit versus Final Results

'Stinking Evidence'
of Vote Fraud in Florida


Is MoveOn.org in denial?

Blackout on Berkeley



Bev Harris wants
Volusia vote tallies


More Indiana Counties
Report E-Vote Errors


Ohio Democrats ignore
Kerry Concession to
begin fight over ballots




Just In: Bush 200k+
extra votes in Florida?

Just In: Olberman

Iraqis to boycott
'fake' elections


Bev Harris group demands Volusia vote tallies



Ohio Democrats ignore
Kerry Concession to
begin fight over ballots


Stolen Election Update

More Indiana Counties
Report E-Vote Errors


Was It Hacked?


Lawsuit In Broward

Ohio recount: From
Conspiracy to Reality


$100,000 Reward for Finding the Ohio Fraud

VoteFraud's Mr. Big
in Smoking Gun Find


Kerry Lawyer: I was
an accessory to fraud.




Dems in on conspiracy?

USA Tired of Democracy?

Can't fool computer geeks

Voting Problems Hit Media

NYC Indymedia Censors

Yahoo VoteFraud Forum   



Bush Threatens to Nuke
America if VoteFraud
is Challenged


Millions of Americans
Think Kerry Won


Democrats win in court

250 Milion to One
Bush's Victory Odds


Kerry Won Ohio Palast



NC Election:
Clear Case for Fraud


Two N.C. Races Held
Up by Voting Problems


Dear GW, by Bob Jones

Rumors of irregularities
fuel debate on election

Mainstream Whitewash



Democrats Sue Over Ballots
in Wash. Governor Race


5 Things You Can
Do Right Now to
Reclaim Democracy

by Bev Harris

Bush's 'Incredible'
Vote Tallies


MSNBC's Olbermann :
Did Your Vote Count?


Media Black Out on
Vote Fraud Allegations


No Blackout - says Media


Computer glitch
still baffles county clerk

Countinghouse Blues
--Too many votes




Votefraud
Protests
Update

Fla slot machines issue
--Absentees 9-1 in favor


More votes than voters

Kerry Margins: Paper
and Non-paper ballot



The Speech Which
Kerry Never Gave


November 2 :
Exit Poll Scam


Kerry Margins: Paper-ballot and Non-paper ballot states

Bush's 8 Mil New Votes?



Florida Slot Machines Absentee votes went
9-to-1 in favor


Absentee ballots expected
to tip scales against gambling


Machine error caused
slots vote problem


Florida hit by "Perfect storm" for gambling interests

Slots win in late surge

Fighting the slots Goliath

Jeb Bush opposes slots



Never Say Die-bold

John Kerry lied

Why Kerry Conceded

Democratic Party Blog :
Florida rigged scanners


"Now comes
the Revolution"


Vote Hacked:
Evidence Mounts




House Dems Seek
Election Inquiry

PR Gesture Only

Was Ohio Honest and Fair?
Nothing about other States

Hello: You are now
living in a fascist empire

Pushing the 'Peak Oil' Con

The Stolen Election
More Peak Oil propaganda



LOOKBACK
TruVote's fate may be
clearer by Election Day 04


TruVote sitting on
sideline for election




Two companies count
80% of U.S. election


Nader's N.H. election
recount bid is invalid


OSCE Election Observers
are another NWO facade


Massive Voter Suppression and Corruption in Ohio

Exit Polls Vs Actuals

Have the people really
spoken at the polls?


eVote Fraud : Brief History



Broward counts backward

Resistance Will Continue

Power Conceded Nothing

Clear Tampering by
CNN with exit polls


  Protests
N York
Harvard
Portland
Burlington

Outrage in Ohio

We Declare Victory

Who Voted for W?

57 Arrests in SF Protest



Diebold to Patent "+1"

Bush up 712% Liberty FL

Polarized by the Powerful

Votes Miscast on E-Voting Machines Nationwide

Mysterious 5% Advantage

A FIXED ELECTION,
A FAILED PARTY..


E-voting irregularities raise eyebrows, blood pressure



Landslide -said Zogby
Kerry 311 Bush 213

Story Pulled by Zogby


Mirror Election Fraud
Networks Alter Exit Polls

What record turnout???



Virtual Despotism

Votefraud + votefraud

Voting without auditing

Demystifying the Exit Polls

2 Nov Zogby Poll:
Bush 49.4%
Kerry 49.1%
Whazzup?

Dirty Tricks In
Ohio & More




Bush Wins Florida
Kerry Looks to Ohio


Now it's Kerry's Turn
to Thread the Needle


Early voting indicates
strong election turnout


Early Warning for Bush


Nader got undecideds

Net beats Mainstream
to call it for Kerry


Networks Win Right
to Ohio Exit Polls


Florida Update  Voting 



Court OK's Ohio challenges

Vote problems start early

Florida vital for Bush

Anti-Gay Alan Keyes
Finally Going Down


Long Lineups the Norm

Judge Backs Dashle

Ohio: Fight to the Finish



Updated Exit Polls
Still Say Kerry


KERRY
Florida Kerry 51 Bush 49
Ohio Kerry 51 Bush 49
Penn Kerry 53 Bush 46
Wiscn Kerry 51 Bush 48
Mich Kerry 52 Bush 46
Minn Kerry 52 Bush 46
Nevada Kerry 49 Bush 48
N Mex Kerry 50 Bush 48
N Hamp Kerry 54 Bush 44
Iowa Kerry 50 Bush 49
NYC Kerry 62 Bush 36
N Jsy Kerry 54 Bush 44

BUSH
Arks Kerry 45 Bush 54
Miso Kerry 47 Bush 52
N Carl Kerry 49 Bush 51
Colo Kerry 49 Bush 50
W Vir Kerry 45 Bush 54

AP --Sole Election Source

Huge Election Turnout

Hackers target e-voting

GOP keeps minorities
from voting --Jessee J.




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